This old picture that I found at an antique shop in Keo AR shows our beloved White County Court House as it looked in approximately 1915, as noted on the picture. It seems relevant to post this picture today because this afternoon in Searcy AR there was a celebration held to note the new improvements to the court square. Speakers, music, ice cream and lots of enthusiasm were to be shown right around this building. A big storm blew up and I stayed home but I hope it went well.
The building was built in 1871 and remodeled in 1912, so history says and the Civil War monument was erected in 1917. I do not see the monument here so it must have been earlier when the picture was taken, possibly to celebrate the remodeling.
We in Searcy AR are proud of the court house, reportedly the oldest still-operating as a court house one in the state of Arkansas.